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East Coast Whale Trail opened

30/09/2016

Whales and visitors to the East Coast will get closer together with a series of new whale viewing sites created between larapuna/Bay of Fires and the Tasman Peninsula.More

Upgraded helipads improve safety for the Overland Track

29/09/2016

The Tasmanian Air Rescue Trust has provided funding to enable the upgrading of helipads on the Overland Track, improving the ability of rescue teams to reach walkers and staff in case of emergency.More

Experience national parks through art

23/09/2016

Arts in Parks is a project that celebrates the two decade long partnership between the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and Arts Tasmania to deliver the wilderness residency program for artists.More

Tamar River Conservation Area

Introduction

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Tamar Island has been Crown Land since settlement and up to the 1980s was leased to private and public operators.  In the 1980s the Tasmanian Government purchased the wetlands area around Tamar Island, which was incorporated into the greater Tamar River Conservation Area.  

Wetlands play an important role in maintaining water quality. They also provide important habitat for many native animals and plants, with many species relying on wetlands as places to feed and breed.  

An interpretation centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the  value of the wetlands. 

The Tamar Island Wetlands is managed by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, with significant assistance from Wildcare volunteers who operate the centre and provide visitor services year round.